Talisker 10 Years

The Talisker 10 years old is the main standard bottling from the Talisker distillery. It is a spicy, smoky, malty whisky from the Isle of Skye.

The Talisker 10 years old is the main standard bottling from the Talisker distillery. It is a spicy, smoky, malty whisky from the Isle of Skye.

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5424
Talisker
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
45.8%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon- and sherry casks
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Salt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Bonfire Smoke:
Iodine:
Lemon:
Pepper:
Chili:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Dried Fruit:
Leather:
Herb:
Caramel:
Heather:
Oak:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Banana:
Berries:
Ham:
Honey:
Pear:
Raisin:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Lime:
Oil:
Peach:
Walnut:
Tasting
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Chili:
Pepper:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Fruit:
Malt:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Oil:
Iodine:
Vanilla:
Medicinal Smoke:
Caramel:
Ham:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Coffee:
Heather:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Ginger:
Grape:
Honey:
Leather:
Orange:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Almonds:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Lemon Peel:
Lime:
Peach:
Raisin:
Finish
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Malt:
Seaweed:
Oak:
Salt:
Herb:
Sherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Coffee:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Iodine:
Medicinal Smoke:

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Tasting Notes 31

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27. Nov 2014
Aroma:
Strong, big Peat Smoke
Taste:
Strong, fresh Pepper some sharpness
Finish:
Long and warming
Comment:
Nosing:
Powerful peat-smoke with just a hint of sea-water saltiness, fresh oysters, and a citrus sweetness.
Taste:
A rich dried-fruit sweetness with clouds of smoke and strong barley-malt flavours, warming and intense. Peppery at the back of the mouth
Finish:
Huge, long, warming and peppery in the finish with an appetising sweetness
09. Oct 2016
Famous for its chili 'catch', Talisker 10 from the Isle of Skye is said to be 'made by the sea' - a suitable analogy. Its mineral, phenolic nose reminds of fresh, salty seawater with iodine and seaweed. A light sweetness of citrus fruits combines with restrained peatiness. The arrival is strong with a rich note of malted barley and dried fruits, leaving a peppery chili burn on the palate. A real 'afterburner' that finishes pleasantly warming, intense and peppery. The only downside is the intense addition of caramel (E150a), to create a rather unnatural, amber-glowing color.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
02. Aug 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeSeaweedSaltMalt
Full fresh peat smoke (smoky not medicinal). A marine saltiness and savoury component which I'd most liken to fish sauce. Malty buiscuity note like digestive biscuits.

Taste: Peat SmokeSweetCaramelDried FruitLemon
Full bodied, sweet arrival. Upfront smokiness gives way to caramel, dried fruit and citrus peel. Lots going on and a very well judged bottling strength.

Finish: Dried FruitMaltPepper
Medium to long in length, more residual dried fruit and maltiness. Some background black pepper.

Comment:
Going over my old reviews I was surprised to see I hadn't done a Talisker yet. This one is definitely worth a try for anyone, and if I was recommending an Islay malt for a first timer this would probably be it. The smokiness is well integrated and not overpowering. There's plenty going on in the palate as well, and the finish is good also. All around very solid. If I was nitpicking I would say it maybe lacks a little character here and there, but mostly that comes down to personal preference; this is really very good stuff. This is especially true when you consider the price, affordable and available.
02. Jan 2020
Nosing: Peat SmokeFloralChocolate

Taste: OakCinnamonPeat SmokeMaltOil

Finish: fairly dry. Peat Smoke medium-long Malt

Comment: Very well balanced and fairly complex for it's young age. Quite good.
19. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokeSaltMaltSpices
Taste:
SweetPeat SmokeHamLime green pepper,bitterness,Medicinal Smoke
Finish:
medium-long,Sweet
Comment:
a must have for all ppl
04. Jan 2018
Nosing:
SaltSeaweedPeat SmokeBonfire SmokeSpices
Taste:
FruitOakPeat SmokeLeatherSaltGrapefruit
Finish:
Nuts
Comment:
烟熏大海
Tomasz
11. Mar 2019

Comment: I don't even want to get into too much details in here. This whisky is one of the best and will be my friend for lifetime. That is for sure! I think it can be good for both peat lovers and also sweat and more delicate whisky fans. It is smoky, it is maritime, but is is also very complex, very oily, very sweet, spicy but not too much and has this perfect profile of oakiness which I fell in love in JW black, but here is much more prominant. Absolutely must try for any whisky lovers.
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07. Mar 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeSaltSeaweed ,maritime, seafood, may be oysters, Sherry , some Iodine and iron, CaramelMalt , Lemon

Taste: Sweet , Malt , Sherry , then Oak , Peat Smoke , Salt andPepper - full

Finish: Pepper , Oak , Peat Smoke , maritime: Salt and Seaweed , Sweet and some bitterness - very intense

Comment: good in winter - warming